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Author Spotlight - Jaqueline Druga

Author Jacqueline Druga has been obsessed with any and all types of apocalypse scenarios for as long as she can recall. While she dabbled in disaster through her writing, her obsession led her on a path of learning and she absorbed all the information she could on how to survive ...

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Author Spotlight - Aaron J. French

Aaron J. French is not only the Editor-in-Chief of Dark Discoveries magazine; he's also a writer and editor for JournalStone Publishing. His stories have appeared in markets like Black Ink Horror, Something Wicked, Chiral Mad, The Lovecraft eZine, and many more. He's also been published under the banners of Uncanny Books, ...

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Author Spotlight: Michael Arnzen

Michael Arnzen is the Chair of the Humanities Division at Seton Hill University, near Pittsburgh, where he was recently awarded Professor of the Year.  He also mentors speculative fiction and horror/thriller novelists in SHU's innovative MFA program in Writing Popular Fiction.  Arnzen's latest books are The Gorelets Omnibus (a collection ...

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Author Spotlight: Lisa Morton

Lisa Morton is a multi-award winning writer who wears a few different hats. Her horror fiction has appeared in markets like Cemetery Dance and Bad Moon Books, her screenplays have been invited to film festivals, and her non-fiction work like The Halloween Encyclopeida has been nominated for Black Quill award ...

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Author Spotlight - Marc Sorondo

Marc Sorondo is a New York based writer of speculative fiction. His stories have appeared in anthologies like Demonic Visions I and II, No Monsters Allowed, and Pavor Nocturnus: Dark Fiction. Most recently, he's sold a novella to Spanking Pulp Press and landed a story in the 8th issue of ...

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Blood Red Wet Dreams

Added to Anthologies on July 21, 2014.
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What they want:

Since the call for the last anthology was so specific, for the next one I wanted to run with an idea that I’ve been carrying around for a while.

BLOOD RED WET DREAMS

It’s not so much a concrete theme as it is an evocative phrase. A trigger to get your creative juices flowing. The only condition is that the stories must contain at least one of the themes suggested by the title of the anthology.

Deadline: September 1, 2014
Length: 1,000-7,500 words
Payment: Royalties
Submission Guidelines: http://burntofferingsbooks.blogspot.com/
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Encounters Magazine

Added to Online Zines on July 15, 2014.
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What they want:

Encounters is a FREE bi-monthly digital publication featuring science fiction, fantasy, horror and paranormal short fiction. 

Length: 3,500-10,000 words
Payment: 1/4 cent/word
Submission Guidelines: http://www.blackmatrixpub.com/
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Give

Added to Anthologies on July 14, 2014.
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What they want:

GIVE is the first in a two-part anthology about organ donation. The stories in GIVE will focus on the donor. 

We want you to think beyond the traditional organs that get donated. Consider those parts of the human that come in pairs but aren’t necessarily donated. Everything is shareable, transplantable and rejectable, if you are creative.

We will be including only one story per body part, so if you are going to write about a more common body part, the story had better be special. Stories should be darker in nature. Horror, sci-fi, and dark humor are all appreciated.

Deadline: September 30, 2014
Length: 500-2,500 words
Payment: $10 + 2 contributor copies
Submission Guidelines: http://www.whenthedead.com/
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Beyond the Nightlight

Added to Anthologies on July 10, 2014.
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What they want:

Fears fade as years pass. They are never as salient or real as they were when you were a child. Unless they are. For this anthology, we’re looking for the real, true terrors. The creatures that plagued you in the dark hours of the night. The bumps in the night that kept you awake. The characters need not still be children, but the fears must stem from childhood. Think Stephen King’s It, Neil Gaiman’s Coraline, and ghostly slumber party games.

Though the theme is child-centric, the anthology is not. This is not horror for children. Scare us.

Deadline: October 13, 2014
Length: 500-13,000 words
Payment: $15 +contributor’s copy
Submission Guidelines: http://www.amurderofstorytellers.com/
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Nonbinary Review

Added to Online Zines on July 9, 2014.
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What they want:

NonBinary Review wants art and literature that tiptoes the tightrope between now and then. Art that makes us see our literary offerings in new ways. We want language that makes us reach for a dictionary, a tissue, or both. Words in combinations and patterns that leave the faint of heart a little dizzy. We want insight, deep diving, broad connections, literary conspiracies, personal revelations, or anything you want to tell us about the themes we’ve chosen.

Literary forms are changing as we use technology and typography to find new ways to tell stories—for work that doesn’t fit neatly into any one genre, we’ve created a separate category to properly evaluate submissions of a hybrid or experimental nature.

Each issue will focus on a single theme.

Length: Up to 5,000 words
Payment: 1 cent per word for fiction and nonfiction, $10 per poem
Submission Guidelines: http://nonbinaryreview.com/
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